In West Virginia in 1859, an eleven-year-old slave is taken from her mother and sold, dreaming of the Underground Railroad her father taught her about, but never imagining that she will board it so soon.
In 1901, thirteen-year-old Dimitri, his younger brother, and their parents are beginning to feel at home in New York City's Lower East Side, where they have lived since their Jewish faith led them to flee Russia thirteen months earlier.
Twelve-year-old Liam and his family must flee their home when a fire rages through Chicago in 1871. Includes notes on the Great Chicago Fire and suggests creative writing, scrapbook, and family history activities.
Shortly before San Francisco's 1906 earthquake, a twelve-year-old orphan named Sung Li finds a box containing a locket with a photograph and an address, which lead her to a better life away from her demanding aunt and cousin.